Anklebitingpundits has a round-up of the discussion on a "conservative crack-up," the possible split between libertarians and religious conservatives. Patrick Hynes concludes that it's not going to happen, and that "the libertarians need the conservatives a whole lot more than the conservatives need the libertarians."
I disagree. Hynes' conclusion depends on the premise that the Democrats will always be led by left-wing spineless losers like John Kerry. If the Democrats nominated a fiscal moderate who was strong in the war on terror, I would split today. So would many of my fellow libertarians. Liberty is important to us, and if the Democrats offer a viable alternative to the hard right, we'll take it!